Clinical and research collaboration between paediatric and adult endocrinologists is delivering ground-breaking discoveries and an international patient referral base, providing access to unique patients and families. Our Discovery Science and Experimental Medicine successes include achieving major advances in understanding the nature and causes of Familial Pituitary Adenoma and identifying six novel genes causing Familial Glucocorticoid Deficiency, thereby providing new insights into the cellular processes regulating steroidogenesis. Adrenal and pituitary development, mitochondrial and stem cell physiology, and intracellular trafficking are complementary ongoing research interests at Endocrinology, as is the study of novel genes underlying the timing of puberty, the risk of dyslipidemia and rare bone diseases.
The translational aspects of our work are both inspired and supported by our clinical and basic research collaboration, which continues to serve us well in attracting high-quality clinical and non-clinical PhD students and more senior investigators to this truly international centre of excellence.
Endocrine tumoursLead researchers: Korbonits, Chapple, Drake, Brown, Gaston-Massuet, Gevers, Guasti
Genetics and pathophysiology of adrenal insufficiencyLead researchers: Metherell, Guasti, Chan, Prasad
Development of hypothalamus and pituitary and disease Lead researchers: Dunkel, Gaston-Massuet, Gevers, Korbonits, Guasti, Chan
Puberty and growth disordersLead researchers: Dunkel, Storr, Gaston-Massuet, Gevers, Metherell
Immuno-metabolic traits of hyperlipidemia and obesityLead researchers: Chan, Shoulders
Cellular Stress and SignallingLead researchers: Chapple, McCormick, Korbonits, Shoulders, Chan
Stratified medicine, clinical trials and stem cell therapiesLead researchers: Brown, Dunkel, Korbonits, Metherell, Guasti, Storr, Chan
Our partnership with Clinical Endocrinology at Barts Health NHS Trust at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital enables detailed studies of pathogenesis and therapeutic options for rare and common endocrine and metabolic diseases.